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An Interesting Turn of Events: Ohio Bookstore Celebrates Women’s Month

All puns intended here, an Ohio Bookshop has chosen to celebrate International Women’s Month by effectively silencing all their male authors — and doesn’t that make a nice change? — by displaying them spine inwards. Loganberry Books, a feminist-oriented bookstore, and their small staff worked through around 8,000 books in order to protest the historical… Continue reading An Interesting Turn of Events: Ohio Bookstore Celebrates Women’s Month

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Twitter Truths (2/?)

Raising awareness is all well and good — but how about initiating the solutions instead and actually providing the necessary aid? This is global capitalism marketing an ongoing crisis while the powers that be fail in every respect to ensure even the most basic human rights in a first world country!     Curiosity sparks… Continue reading Twitter Truths (2/?)

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Academia’s “Large and Small Indignities”

I’ve been exceedingly lucky so far in my doctoral progress: between the backing of a highly supportive and enthusiastic supervisor and surrounding colleagues – of both a qualified and student status – and the fact that I still warrant the opportunity for future funding (fingers and toes crossed!), however all is not well and good… Continue reading Academia’s “Large and Small Indignities”

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The Woes of Feminism and the Movies

Many of us have been unfortunate enough to witness the vitriol and small-mindedness which accompanied the build-up and release of the gender-reversed reboot of Ghostbusters earlier this year. With it, of course, came the chorus of mostly male laments against feminism: “How dare four women take the place of four men, who do they think… Continue reading The Woes of Feminism and the Movies

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Novelist Louise O’Neill’s “Only Ever Yours” To Appear on Screen

Irish author Louise O’Neill’s novel to be adapted for film and TV Very excited to hear that author Louise O’Neill is gaining the recognition she so rightly deserves. Her chilling yet engaging debut “Only Ever Yours” details the tentative pressures placed on women in contemporary society but with the obligatory dysotopian twist… and will soon… Continue reading Novelist Louise O’Neill’s “Only Ever Yours” To Appear on Screen

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50 Shades of Gre-garious Domestic Violence

I’ve never read the book. I’ll own up to that much. “Fifty Shades of Grey” was never going to float my boat; I prefer my porn more consensual… But, when the badly written smut hit the fan, I was intrigued – decent representations of female sexuality are few and far between in popular fictions –… Continue reading 50 Shades of Gre-garious Domestic Violence

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez Passes Away

Aged 87, the famed writer and Nobel-Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Maquez has passed from this world. Writing primarily about the passions of his own ethnic background, Marquez published works depicting Latin-Americans. After accepting the Nobel prize for literature in 1982, Marquez said of his kin: Source of insatiable creativity, full of sorrow and beauty, of… Continue reading Gabriel Garcia Marquez Passes Away